This Letter is to inform you of recent decisions that have been made by the Board of Directors.
As you aware, Rabbi Walk advised the Congregation last year that he would be leaving he Shul's employ during the summer of 2011 in order to relocate to Florida to spend more time with his mom. Of course, as the saying goes, "man plans and G-d laughs". Unfortunately, Rabbi Walk's mom recently passed away. As a result, Rabbi Walk requested that the Shul renew his Contract as Educational Director for an additional year.
This week the Board considered Rabbi Walk's request and voted overwhelmingly to renew Rabbi Walk's contract for an additional year as the Educational Director, which decision was in line with the recommendation of the Executive Committee.
The next decision that was considered by the Board was whether to continue the ongoing search for a part-time Assistant Rabbi. The Board deliberated thoughtfully in-depth regarding this issue. In a "close" but still a firm majority vote, the Board decided that it was in the best interest of the Shul and its members to complete the search process that has been underway for several months and try to hire a part-time assistant Rabbi for next year.
I want to thank the Executive Board and the Board members for taking the time and fully discussing all aspects of the issues presented in a thoughtful and professional manner.
SEE ENTIRE PURIM WEEK SCHEDULE BELOW
ASSISTANT RABBI INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
Here's the plan for additional candidates coming to CAS to interview for the Assistant Rabbi position:
Rabbi Avraham Bronstein-April 1-2nd
Rabbi Zev Eleff-April 8-9th
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Michael Berg, Allon Ivry, Jay Jubas
Arthur Smith, Gary Weitz
Sandy Shapiro, Andrew Lazarus
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
"The Internal Amalek"
Rabbi David Walk
"Whose Minhag is this Anyway?"
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
"Siyum on Tractate Zevachim"
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
by Doris and Michael Maller in memory of Sidney Maller's yahrzeit and the Linda Beson Educational Fund
Sanctuary Kiddush by
by Charlotte and Alan Miller in honor of Gregory Miller's aufruf
Chapel Kiddush by
The Fischel family inhonor of Flossy's milestone birthday
Teen Minyan Kiddush by
Irene Okun in honor of Michael's birthday
Mazal Tov to...
Flossy and Sam Fischel, Dr. Alan and Charlotte Miller and Guta Fischel on the marriage of Leah Dena Fischel to Gregory David Miller
Gayle Rothman for receiving the 2011 Harold E. Hoffman Humanitarian Award Recipient
Rabbi Boruch Perton on being selected as Principal of BCDS
A special thanks to the great team who help create the great Purim Suedah event:Liat Karsh, Cara Neuman, Yona Israel, Vered Links, Michel Gordon, Lynne Frenkel, David Jelen, Karen Wexler, Josh Munk, Zach Glasman
Mon-Thurs 6:55 pm
Candles next Friday
Cantor Wollheim returns April 1st
קהילת אגודת שלום
Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner - April 3, 2011
Haven't Signed up Yet? We're Holding a Place for you!
Dear Fellow Congregant,
Thanks to all the members and friends who have signed up already for the upcoming dinner. It's heartening to see such a great response to my request to honor four great people, enjoy a nice evening, and support the shul. Our dinner chairs, journal chair, and committee are hard at work to make the evening a successful event.
The Journal deadline has passed - but we're still holding places open. Join the congregants below and sign up on-line by clicking here or by calling the office.
P.S. Don't miss out on this annual event - just click here
Join the congregants and friends below in their support of the CAS Annual Dinner!
Last Saturday night we had a wonderful evening of Pre Purim Fun! A big Yasher Koach to all who came and decorated and packed over 100 bags of Shalach Manot which will be distributed on Purim!
Breaking NEWS!!! ELMO is coming to the March 20th Purim Seudah Extravaganza!!!!
"So Raise You Glass" with the Maccabeats as they have taken the Purim story to a tune! Check them out on Youtube and then SAVE THE DATE for their big STAMFORD debeut Shabbaos May 21st at CAS!!!! Details coming soon!!!
Calling all Jr & Sr Teens we need your help at the Purim Seudah Extravaganza March 20th. Want to volunteer at an awesome event while doing a big Mitvah? Then this is the event for you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that we can count you in!
March 27th CAS Mitzvah Fair
Looking for ways to do more Mitzvot???? Then come on down to CAS March 27th to our annual Mitzvah Fair! Come to the CAS Mitzvah fair and visit our YOUTH STATIONS where you will have many opportunities to do lots of Mitzvot that will help others. We hope to see you there!
TEEN MINYAN Mar. 19 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders
Jr. Teen Oneg Mar 19 3:45-5:00 p.m. at the home of the Finkelstein's at 132 Revonah Ave, Stamford
Jr. Teen Mega LIMO Scavenger Hunt!! Sunday Apr. 3, 12:30-4:00 PM. GET READY for the sickest, best hunt you've ever been on! Meet up at CAS for mission briefing, then depart for a crazy search for clues around Stamford IN STRETCH LIMOS!! Cost: $36. Scholarships Available. Register to JYoshiMunk@gmail.com soon
Pre-Pesach Pump Up Shabbaton Apr.15-16 Brought to you by Stamford Chapter NCSY... You asked for it and NOW YOU GOT IT - Get Pumped for Pesach with us here at CAS! Details to follow.
Sr. Teen Oneg Apr. 15 Friday night
TEEN MINYAN Apr. 16 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders
SIX FLAGS PESACH TRIP!!! Brought to you by NCSY! Thurs. Apr. 21, 7:45AM-5:15PM MORE TIME AND RIDES THAN LAST YEAR!!! Join us for our annual trip to Six Flags Great Adventure - we'll be arriving for park opening to beat the lines! Cost: $65. Email JYoshiMunk@gmail.com to register and/or request a scholarship.
TEEN MINYAN Apr. 30 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders
Jr. Teen Oneg Apr. 30 after lunch
SHABBAT, MAR 19TH SHABBAT ZACHOR
9:00 a.m. Sermon-Rabbi Cohen "The Internal Amalek"
6:45 p.m. Seudah Shlishit "Siyum on Tractate Zevachim
8:15 p.m. Communal Megillah Readingin Sanctuary
8:15 p.m. Women's Megillah Reading in Chapel
10:00 p.m. Late Reading in Chapel
6:30 p.m. Late Festivities sponsored by the Men's Club
SUNDAY, MAR 20TH
7:00 a.m. Shacharit
7:30 a.m. Megillah Reading
8:30 a.m. Shacharit
9:00 a.m. Megillah Reading
4:15 p.m. Early Mincha
4:30-7:00 p.m. Purim Seudah
6:55 p.m. Mincha and Maariv
SPECIAL INDIAN PURIM TREATS AT KIDDUSH
THREE CORNERED STUFFED SIMOSA'S,
FROM NAVARATNA RESTAURANT
SHARE THE SPIRIT OF PURIM
MEET AT ATRIA AT 11:00 AM AND
FOLLOW THE MISHLOACH MANOT CARAVAN TO STAMFORD HOSP AND SUNRISE NURSING HOME
On Sat or Sun use a box of mac & cheese or noodles for you gragger.Drop it off in a box after the reading & we will
distribute the boxes to the Kosher Food Pantry
JOIN THE TEFILLIN TEAM-Looking for mitzva enthusiasts new and
experienced. Do you want to find out more about tefillin? Come see the sofer's secret, the inside story of teffilin. This two part series, on Sunday mornings 3/27 and 5/1 will deepen your connection with the mitzva of tefillin. Please join us for davening at 8:30 am followed by breakfast and Tefillin Team.
Thank G-d, the beautiful Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman
Mikvah is soon to open. This past week we started water collection. The timing is in G-d's hands but we hope to open the mikvah in the very near future.
Thank you for your patience and support .
Did you enjoy the Shabbat in Liverpool experience this past weekend at CAS?You can purchase the CD at the shul office for just $15 and relive the experience.Call Joanna at 203 358-2200 to purchase and pick up, or order online at www.shlockrock.com
PURIM IS HERE, BUT WHAT HAPPENS THE REST OF THE YEAR?
The need continues for: Food-gently used clothing-volunteering
Over the past 5 years PERSON-to-PERSON has helped more than 103,000 avert crisis and improve their lives.CAN YOU HELP?
203-655-8082 www.p2darien.org or call Polly Geller 329-0386
We are collecting money for Matanot Laevyonim to be distributed to needy family locally and in Jerusalem. Please make checks to CAS Purim Charity Fund and bring to office or give to Rabbis by Sunday evening
GUEST SPEAKER-RABBI JEFFREY SAKS-Sat, Mar 26thRabbi Saks has written a book capturing his eclectic approach to Orthodox education titled "Wisdom from all My Teachers."He establishedATID -Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions.
CAS MITZVAH FAIR-Sun, Mar 27thLooking for ways to do more
Mitzvot? Then come to the CAS Mitzvah fair. Booths with
presentations, something for the whole family.
AMIT HAT (and more) Sale is back! Mon, Mar 28th 7:00 p.m. for further info contact email@example.com
MODEL SEDER-Tues, April 5th Journey through the seder in song and spirit.Learn how to lead a memorable evening
STAMFORD OBSERVATORY VISIT-Sun, April 10th at 7:45 p.m. Come to a spectacular viewing just one day before the first quarter moon. Saturn should be well placed too.See a PowerPoint presentation called "The Creator's Creation"FREE!
PRE-PASSOVER CHINESE DINNER-Fri, April 15th 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy the annual Chinese dinner.Save a night out before Passover.
Cost $15 adults $8 children.RSVP on-line soon.
FAMILY COMMUNITY SEDER-Tues, April 19th Join us for a warm and inspiringcommunity "family" seder the second night of Passover.
Cost $36 adult/$25 children
ADULT JEWISH LEARNING-Every day of the week the United Jewish Federation offers an assortment of classes at the JCC .Including Israel, History, Kabbalah, Torah and more.Contact Ilana DeLaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ujf.org/education for more info.
SPECIAL LECTURES & PROGRAMS-The Carl and Dorothy Bennett
Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University has talks and
lectures throughout the month.To RSVP call 203 254-4000 ext 2266
ELANA STEIN HAIN RETURNS TO STAMFORD-Sun, Mar 27th 6:15 p.m.
At YI . "Theories of Tum'ah and Tahara: What Does "Purity" Really Mean?" Light dinner.Free and open to the community.
UJA OF GREENWICH AND UJF OF STAMORD'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Wed, Mar 30th 9:00 a.m. with keynote speaker, Rachel Cohen. At a private home in Greenwich.RSVP required.call 203 552-1818 or email email@example.com
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2011 FCCJBL BASEBALL-go to the FCCJBL website, www.fccjbl.org, to sign up.Contact Seth Marlowe at
203 977-4641 x248 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ROBIN MILSTEIN INVITES YOU TO A SHIUR Wed, Apr 6, 7:00 p.m.
Given by Rebbetzin Holly Pavlow at the Milstein home, 200 5th St, Stamford.RSVP to email@example.com
KOSHER ALERT! STAMFORD KOSHER ACTIVISTS COMMITTEE
Beginning March 1st all fresh baked goods (breads, rolls and pastries) in the cases and with the FAIRWAY label, are under the the Rabbinical Supervision of Rabbi Abraham Marmorstein.Signage has been updated to provide dairy or parve designations.Thank you to Avi Greif for being instrumentalin this supervision.